General

Healthcare

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care (e.g. health, oral, women’s health, and mental health/substance abuse services). Services are provided to persons of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay or health insurance status.

If you are unsure of where to find an OBGYN for your women’s and prenatal services, we recommend the pro-life OBGYNs associated with AAPLOG:

American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
www.aaplog.org
AAPLOG is an organization of 2,500 members and associates who affirm the unique value and dignity of individual human life in all stages of growth and development from fertilization onward. On the AAPLOG website, you can find the physician directory is available to assist those who wish to locate a pro-life physician. Each of the listed physicians have affirmed pro-life values. Find your nearest pro-life physician at https://www.aaplog.org/aaplog-physician-directory/

Information

Whether you have newly discovered that your pregnant or you are well into your third trimester, you may have many questions about what is best for you and your baby. Here are several topic pages to provide an overview of information and resources to help guide you in your decision making. Our “More Information” page features links to the following topic pages:

 

Your Student Rights

Title IX ensures that any school or university that receives federal funding cannot discriminate against students who are pregnant and/or parenting.  This means that all schools must give pregnant and parenting students the same access to school programs and educational opportunities that are available to other students and that professors and administrators cannot influence pregnant or parenting students to alter their educational plans due to their added responsibilities.

Some examples of Title IX protections and accommodations include:

  • Universities that receive federal funding must give pregnant and parenting students the same access to school programs and educational opportunities that other students have.
  • If a student misses class due to pregnancy, childbirth, or other related conditions, the school must allow the student to make up the missed work and provide the appropriate information to complete assignments.
  • If a doctor has provided a note deeming a student’s pregnancy related absence as medically necessary (such as in the cases of bed rest, childbirth, or recovery), that student cannot be punished for missing class or another school activity (e.g. lose points for class attendance) regardless of the school’s or professor’s classroom absence policies.
  • If a student misses class due to pregnancy and the professor gave out class points or extra credit, the professor must provide similar opportunities to the pregnant student.
  • Pregnant students must be provided with any special services that are also provided to students with temporary disabilities (such as at-home tutoring).
  • If a student becomes pregnant and chooses to stay in school, the school cannot use the student’s pregnancy as a reason to terminate or reduce that student’s athletic, merit, or need-based scholarships.

For more information, please see our “Students’ Rights” page. If you believe that you are being discriminated against in the classroom or on campus, contact you school’s Title IX Coordinator. You can also contact our organization if you may need additional help or even legal support.

Birth Mother Support

 

Bethany Christian Services
https://www.bethany.org/
Bethany Christian Services is a global nonprofit organization that brings families together and keeps families together. Strengthening families for the well-being of children is our top priority. Our services include adoption, foster care, and pregnancy counseling. If you are pregnant and considering adoption, Bethany Christian Services will provide pregnancy support and help you make an adoption plan. Bethany Christian Services can also provide financial assistance for living expenses during your pregnancy (e.g. rent when you can’t work, food, transportation, utilities, or maternity clothes) and help with medical and legal expenses if needed. Call (800) 238-4269 for further assistance.

BirthMom Buds
www.birthmombuds.com
Email: birthmombuds@gmail.com
Phone: 1-855-mybbud
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/birthmombuds
BirthMom Buds is a national web based non profit organization which provides support to pregnant women considering adoption as well as birthmothers who have already placed children for adoption through its website, toll free support line, as well as many programs including the Pregnant and Placing Program, Buddy System, and Annual Birthmother Retreats.

First Hero
http://www.firsthero.org
Email: hero@firsthero.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babysfirsthero/
You may not have planned on getting pregnant, but you can plan what is best for you and your baby. Text “hero” to 313131 to chat confidentially with a birthmom to help you determine whether placing your baby for adoption with a loving family is the right decision for you and your baby. At FirstHero.org, we believe that birthmoms are courageous and selfless heroes and change lives for the better. Countless couples would not have had a family if it weren’t for these very special and brave women.

Sally’s Lambs
www.sallyslambs.org
The mission of Sally’s Lambs is to encourage and support birth moms facing unplanned pregnancies. By working with established pregnancy care centers, adoption agencies and with birth mothers directly, Sally’s Lambs will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of birth mothers. Call Sally’s Lambs: (877) 517-4463 (ext. 804).

I Choose Adoption
http://ichooseadoption.org
iChooseAdoption.org is sponsored by the National Council for Adoption. This website offers a wide variety of resources for birth parents, adoptees, and adoptive families- including adoption stories, videos, resources, and more! Find an adoption agency in your area: http://ichooseadoption.org/adoption-agency-search. Call the National Council for Adoption at (866) 355-7965.

Option Line
www.optionline.org
OptionLine provides free and confidential counseling as well as accurate information about pregnancy and pregnancy options. These centers support life-affirming choices, and they do not refer women to abortion providers. Call (800) 712-HELP for support, or text HELPLINE to 313131

Nurturing Networks
http://nurturingnetwork.org
Nurturing Networks provide practical, life-saving services to women facing the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy, including education options to continue her pregnancy and the life of her unborn child without sacrificing her own hopes and dreams. Call 1-800-TNN-4MOM, or email Ann at ann@nurturingnetwork.org

Embrace Grace
www.EmbraceGrace.com
Single and Pregnant? You are not alone! Get plugged into an Embrace Grace group in your local area. In the Embrace Grace program, you will make new friends in similar circumstances, receive a baby shower with NEW baby items, and be inspired and filled with hope by friends, leaders and God. To find an Embrace Grace group near you, go to www.EmbraceGrace.com or email info@iembracegrace.com.

 

Other Birth Mother Resources

Parenting Support

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Federal Assistance Organizations

When you have exhausted your options on a local level, or simply require further help, there are a variety of federal and state programs designated to help low-income families and single mothers.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
TANF is a federal assistance program that provides temporary cash assistance and food stamps to single mothers and low-income individuals, showing a need. For more information about TANF, please go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tanf/about, or call (202)401-9275. Find your state’s TANF contact information by searching here: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/help

Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
LIHEAP is a federal assistance program that provides assistance with energy-related costs, including paying utility bills, weatherization procedures and/or energy-related home repairs. Learn more about LIHEAP here: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/programs/liheap. Find your local representative here: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/resource/division-of-energy-assistance-federal-staff

Housing

Housing

University Family Apartments
Some universities will have family or single parenting housing. Look into what your university offers, the eligibility and rates. Contact the departments of Residence Life or Human Resources at your school to discuss your options.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (Renting)
http://www.hud.gov/renting/index.cfm#assistance
HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.

The Nurturing Network
http://www.nurturingnetwork.org/
The Nurturing Network (TNN) provides a wide array of individually-tailored solutions that are designed to meet the unique needs of each woman. Nurturing homes, medical services, legal assistance, counseling support and educational and employment opportunities are among the many resources offered to those who contact the Nurturing Network for help. For help and support, call Ann at 509-493-4026. You can also email Mary (mary@nurturingnetwork.org) or Ann (ann@nurturingnetwork.org ).

CoAbode
http://www.co-abode.com/
CoAbode’s mission is to provide support and services that connect women raising children alone. Through this connection, single parent women families pool their finances and resources to improve their living conditions for themselves and their children by sharing a home. CoAbode was founded on the principle that two single moms raising children together can achieve more than one struggling alone. Through a variety of community based programs, CoAbode provides single mothers with affordable housing opportunities, specialized support groups, educational scholarships, community outreach and involvement as well as referrals to vital resources designed to make parenting a child alone easier, healthier and more secure.

Hidden Choices
http://www.hiddenchoices.org/
Hidden Choices offers a listing of maternity homes in the United States. You can find this list here: http://www.hiddenchoices.org/maternity-homes/. Call (877)4-U-TYLER or (877)488-9537 for more information.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/programs/tanf
(TANF) helps provide housing and cash assistance to women who are in need. It is a government run program provided in all states. For more information, call (202) 401-9275.

Mercy Housing
https://www.mercyhousing.org/
Mercy Housing is a national nonprofit organization that developed, financed and operates affordable, program-enriched housing communities for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities. Call (303)830-3300 or toll free at (866)338-0557

Bridge of Hope National
http://bridgeofhopeinc.org/
Bridge of Hope’s mission is to call and equip compassionate people from many Christian faith traditions to exemplify Christ’s love to homeless women and children by creating and sustaining thriving Bridge of Hope affiliates and program and church sites. BoH strives to empower homeless and at-risk single mothers to attain: permanent housing, financial stability, life-changing friendships, and increased self-esteem.

Catholic Charities USA
http://catholiccharitiesusa.org/
Catholic Charities USA provides service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same. Catholic Charities works with individuals, families and communities to help them meet their needs, address their issues, eliminate oppression, and build a just and compassionate society. For more information, call (703) 549-1390, or email info@catholiccharitiesusa.org.

2-1-1
2-1-1 is an informational and referral database organized by United Way and AIRS. This database which provides information on a wide variety of community resources that may be helpful to you. You can find organizations that offer maternity housing or emergency housing options using your local 2-1-1 site. For more information, check out http://www.211.org/.

Clothing/Food Assistance

Maternity Clothes and Baby Items

Being a parent and a student is tough on the bills! Finding places and people to help support your family’s material needs will help ease that burden. For material assistance (such as maternity clothes, baby items, etc), please contact the following organizations to see what is available to address your need:

OptionLine
www.OptionLine.org or (800)HELPLINE
OptionLine provides a listing of pregnancy help agencies in your community. Go online to search for an agency closest to you. Centers that provide material assistance will have “material aid” listed in the services section. Other services may include free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STI/STD testing, counseling, and parenting classes. Services are often free or inexpensive. These centers do not refer for abortion. Call 1-800-712-HELP or text HELPLINE to 313131.

Real Alternatives
http://www.realalternatives.org/
1-888-LIFE-AID (1-888-543-3242)
Real Alternatives uses a network of 125+ pregnancy support centers, Catholic Charities, and maternity homes to provide free pregnancy support and parenting education services to women and families in Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Real Alternatives has over 500 caring and compassionate trained counselors providing support to women facing an unexpected pregnancy. Each site provides confidential and free pregnancy testing. On the Real Alternatives website, women can access services nearest to them by plugging in their zip code. Women can also find information on fetal development, hear baby’s heartbeat, and learn about what to do if someone is forcing them to have an abortion.
• Find a local counselor or pregnancy support center: http://www.realalternatives.org/pregnant/counselorservices.asp

Goodwill
The Goodwill and other thrift stores offer low priced items. You can find clothing, houseware, and other miscellaneous supplies. To locate a Goodwill store near you, go to http://www.goodwill.org/locator/.

Local Churches and Religious Communities
Local churches often have outreaches and ministries that serve their community. Contact the religious organizations in your area, and inquire about programs that may provide material support.

Assistance With Food

WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
The Purpose of WIC is to insure that women and their children are eating nutritious foods that their body needs. WIC provides eligible applicants with checks to purchase designated healthy foods from local grocery stores. They also provide help with breastfeeding including free breast pumps and formula. Contact your local office by calling their toll-free number found here: http://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/toll-free-numbers-wic-state-agencies. Learn more about WIC benefits here: http://wic.fns.usda.gov/wps/pages/start.jsf

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
If eligible, the SNAP program will help pay your grocery bill so that you and your child can eat well while you attend school. To be eligible, students must be a single parent who has a child under age of 6 in the home. The applicant may not have over 2,000 in cash or bank account assets. Student loans do not count as assets. To apply for SNAP, find your local office here: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/outreach/map.htm

Project Bread
Project Bread works to improve access to nutritious food for children and families. Their Food Source Hotline is 1-800-645-8333 and their comprehensive Food Resource Guide can be found on their website, www.projectbread.org

Food Pantries.org
FoodPantries.org provides a full list of local food pantries. This list can be found at http://www.foodpantries.org/

Feeding America
Feeding America is committed to helping end the fight against hunger. Find your local food bank using Feeding America’s helpful food bank locator: http://feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx

National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Do you have school-age children? The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. Find out if your family qualifies: http://www.fns.usda.gov/nslp/national-school-lunch-program-nslp

Child Care

Childcare

The number one stressor for most student parents is finding affordable childcare providers that they can trust. The National Association of Childcare Resources & Referral Agencies reports that full time care can range anywhere from 5,000 to 15,000 a year for an infant and 4,000 to 12,000 for a toddler. Paying for childcare can put a significant financial burden on student parents. Student parents that need financial help have options, the following resources are meant to serve as a list of national resources that are available.

If you qualify as a “low income family”

Early Head Start
Early Head Start is a child development program for low-income families. Each Early Head Start program is responsible for determining its’ own eligibility criteria. Family income is one key factor in determining eligibility. The federal poverty guidelines (http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/) are used to evaluate family income. Early Head Start programs may elect to target their services to a particular population to best meet the unique needs of families and children in their community. Please contact the EHS program in your area (http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices) for specific information about how to enroll in your local Early Head Start.

Head Start
The Head Start Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides grants to local private, nonprofit and public agencies to provide child care services to low-income families. Local Head Start programs are authorized to accept a certain percentage of children whose family incomes are above the poverty level and, under certain conditions, pregnant women. HHS provides on its website a Head Start Program Locator Tool.

Child Care and Development Fund
The Child Care and Development Fund, a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides child care grants each year to state, tribal, and U.S. territory governments to assist low-income families. The program uses vouchers and provider contracts to provide subsidized child care to eligible families, which include parents and the primary caregivers of children 12 years of age and under, or disabled persons under 19 years of age. Eligible applicants are employed, enrolled in a job training or education program, or are under court supervision directives that require child care. HHS provides state and tribal contacts on its website. Local departments of social services can also provide information about the program. For more information, please see this fact sheet.

To help identify childcare programs in your area:

ChildcareCenter.us
ChildcareCenter.us is the foremost destination online for qualified, family-friendly childcare centers across the United States. They are the largest directory for childcare services in the nation, with over 250,000 childcare centers, home daycare providers, nannies, and babysitters to give you the best choices possible for your child’s care. To find childcare centers in your area, check out http://childcarecenter.us/

Child Care Aware
Child Care Aware® is the nation’s most respected hub of information for parents and child care providers. A program of Child Care Aware® of America, Child Care Aware® helps families learn more about the elements of quality child care and how to locate programs in their communities. Child Care Aware® also provides child care providers with access to resources for their child care programs. Their toll-free referral line (1-800-424-2246) is staffed by highly-trained and friendly Child Care Consumer Education Specialists who offer both parents and providers invaluable information about child care, and referrals to local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies where they can receive individualized assistance. The Child Care Aware® website is one of the most visited and trusted destinations for parents seeking child care. Find out more about Childcare Aware at http://www.childcareaware.org/, or call 1-800-424-2246.

Other Tips for Affordable Childcare

Raising Kids on a Shoestring Magazine
http://www.feministsforlife.org/rkoas/
Feminists for Life’s issue of The American Feminist® magazine, “Raising Kids on a Shoestring,” is a holistic national guide filled with free and frugal resources, smart and creative solutions, and practical support that pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents deserve. Great tool for advisors and counselors.

ChildcareCenter.us
http://childcarecenter.us/
The Child Care Center website is the largest directory for childcare services in the nation, with over 250,000 childcare centers, home daycare providers, nannies, and babysitters to give you the best choices possible for your child’s care. Use this resources to identify available providers in your state.

Care.com
https://www.care.com
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for care. We connect families with great caregivers and caring companies to help you be there for the ones you love. Care.com provides a database for caregivers (e.g. babysitters, nannies, daycare centers). On this website, parents can post the job (including descriptions of your needs for child care, age of your child, any special requirements). You can also search for caregivers in your area and review the profiles of potential caregivers.

Childcareaware.org and Daycareproviders.com help you search for childcare providers in your area as well as guides on what to look for in each childcare

Local Church Affiliations: Another great option is to approach your local church about after school care or extended daycare hours. Usually, they will offer church members free care or very cheap assistance. Most of the time these pre-schools and daycare have much less strict requirements than a Government Daycare Assistance program. This is a great alternative to finding a home daycare or after school program that can end up costing upwards of $150 a week.

In-home childcare can be a cheaper option, as well as scheduling your classes in blocks. So you may only have two to three blocks a week that you need childcare.

Meet-up Groups: Also, look into Meet-up Groups (meetup.com) and look for categories including parenting, babysitting co-ops, and childcare.

Child Support

According to the Federal Government, every child is entitled to receive financial assistance from both parents. It is important to secure this as soon as possible after giving birth.

 

Here are what steps need to be taken:

  1. The baby’s father calls your state’s child support department to receive information on how to acknowledge paternity. Typically, the father will have to attain a paternity affidavit or by way of court order in order to gain parental rights and responsibilities.
  2. You and the baby’s father will then visit your state’s child support department.

* To find the Child Support services in your state, you can easily Google “Department of Child Services, child support, (your state).”

SupportKids

SupportKids is the largest private child support collection company in the country offering custodial parents an alternative to government agencies. For more information, please go to http://www.supportkids.com, or call (800) 691-KIDS.

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Insurance

Insurance For Low-Income Families

Your health is paramount to not only your family, but to you. One of the main problems that young single parents face in the healthcare arena is affordability! It is crucial that families have the type of plan that will give the best service, the best coverage and the best rates. Plans are varied and each profile is unique to the family and to the company you are applying to. We all need healthcare. Today your family might be healthy, but tomorrow a catastrophic illness or accident could strike. You will need the confidence in knowing that insurance is there to protect your assets.

To find information on available state health insurance programs, you can go to Benefits.gov and search for your state: http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/browse-by-state

To adjust your school insurance policy, you will need to work with your financial aid or business office on campus. If you think that you are pregnant but are uncomfortable with confronting your financial aid office, you may also talk to the staff at your campus health center to find out whether your school insurance policy allows students to add on children onto their policy.

Insurance For Your Child

CHIP (Child’s Health Insurance Program)
This program provides free or low cost health insurance for children up to age 19. This insurance covers doctor visits, immunizations, hospitalizations and emergency room visits. The income limit changes yearly and currently a family’s gross income must be below 200 percent federal poverty level (FPL) for the children to get CHIP coverage. Generally, a family’s gross income must be below 133 percent FPL for children age one to five years to get Medicaid. Find more information and apply at www.chipmedicaid.org.

Adoption

Help With the Adoption Process

Making the decision to place your child in a loving home is a difficult and courageous choice. We support you in whatever decision you make to give you and your child the best future. As you think about your options, we encourage you to contact an adoption agency and to do your research. For information on the adoption agencies in your state, go to the Directory of States, choose your state, and click on Adoption Resources.

National Council for Adoption
www.adoptioncouncil.org/
The National Council for Adoption provides a wide variety of information and resources for birthparents as well as prospective adoptive parents. On their main website, you will find legislation, research, training, upcoming events, and more. On their iChooseAdoption site, you can learn about adoption, watch testimonial videos, read stories, find a nearby adoption agency, and more. To contact NCFA, call (703) 299-6633, or email ncfa@adoptioncouncil.org.

Catholic Charities
http://catholiccharitiesusa.org/
Catholic Charities provide options counseling and adoption placement services including: foster care, international adoption, special needs adoption and interstate adoption. They also provide post adoption services as well as search and reunion services. Call Catholic Charities: (703)549-1390

AdoptUsKids
http://adoptuskids.org
AdoptUs Kids raises public awareness about the need for foster and adoptive families for children in public child welfare system. Recruit foster and adoptive families and connect them with children. Call AdoptUsKids: (888)200-4005

Bethany Christian Services
http://bethany.org
The nation’s largest adoption & foster care agency that cares for women facing unplanned pregnancies and orphans living on 5 continents. Call Bethany Christian Services: (800) BETHANY

Lifetime Adoption
Lifetime Adoption assists African American couples wanting to adopt and birth mothers seeking African-American families. For more information, please see http://www.lifetimeadoption.com/. Call Lifetime Adoption: (800)923-6783

Faithful Adoption Consultants
Adoptive parents of six, Courtney & Emeory Lott assist parents through their adoption process. FAC provides one of the most extensive and up-to-date lists of financial grant and loan info. Call Faithful Adoption Consultants: (678)559-2164

Adoption-Share
If you are faced with an unintended pregnancy and are interested in knowing more about adoption, in a confidential, non-obligatory forum, we encourage you to join www.adoption-share.com today. As an anonymous member, you can gather adoption information without formal commitment, research families that want to adopt, and find out if this is the right option for you. For a more in-depth inquiry, “friend” an agency on our network and have your questions answered. Email your questions to info@adoption-share.com

Adoptimist
https://www.adoptimist.com/
Adoptimist is the leading adoption website, connecting expectant mothers with more parent profiles and qualified families ready to adopt a child today.

Private Grant Programs for Adoption

Lifesong for Orphans
http://lifesongfororphans.org
Lifesong’s mission is to bring joy and purpose to orphans. Lifesong for Orphans helps establish much needed adoption funds at churches, and this organization provides adoption grants and interest free loans to prospective adoptive parents. Go online to lifesongfororphans.org, or call (309) 747-3556 for more information.

Gift of Adoption Fund
http://www.giftofadoption.org/
Every year, Gift of Adoption Fund assists over 600 hopeful parents who are qualified to adopt but need the last bit of financial resources required to complete an adoption. The Gift of Adoption Fund has granted over $3,900,000 to help change the lives of more than 1,300 children in need of families. For more information on financial assistance grants, please call toll-free (877) 905-2367, or email info@giftofadoption.org

Brittany’s Hope
http://www.brittanyshope.org/seedling/
Brittany’s Hope supports adoptions of special needs, older and sibling children by providing financial grants for special waiting children. Please call (717)367-9614, or email Info@BrittanysHope.org for more information.

Other organizations that can assist you with your financial concerns include:

  • Adoption Tax Credit: Information on federal tax credits and subsidies.
  • Affording Adoption: Information on adoption grant and loan programs.
  • AdoptUSKids: A nationally coordinated listing of children in foster care that are awaiting adoption.

 

More Information on Adoption

Pregnant on Campus

www.pregnantoncampus.org/adoption
The Pregnant on Campus Initiative provides a wide variety of resources and information for parenting students and student groups seeking to better assist their peers. For answers to your adoption questions, go to www.pregnantoncampus.org/adoption

Adopted and Loved
www.adoptedandloved.com
Adoptedandloved.com encourages adoptees, adoptive parents, and birthparents to “celebrate beautiful possibility.” This website is a great resource for adoptive families and for families interested in adoption. Find stories, resources, and support at http://adoptedandloved.com/.

 

School Info

Policies Concerning Pregnant/Parenting Students

Federal and state legislation sets certain requirements (i.e. Title IX) for schools in order to ensure that pregnant and parenting students are being appropriately accommodated. At public universities, these standards are mandated by law and must be adhered to. As a pregnant or parenting student, it is helpful to know this information to defend your rights as a student and to ensure that your school facilities, procedures, and administration are in accordance with these state and federal mandates.

 

Financing Your Education

Government Grants

Academic Competitiveness Grant
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/AcademicGrants.jsp?tab=funding
The federal government also offers students with the opportunity to obtain needed college funds through the Academic Competitiveness Grant, or ACG. This grant may be used in conjunction with Pell Grants. Unlike Pell Grants, however, the ACG is performance-based. It is designed for those who are enrolled in the first or second year of their college education. Application is open to all students who submit a Free Application for Financial Student Aid.

Federal Pell Grant
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Pell Grants are available to all college students who can demonstrate financial need, including single mothers and pregnant mothers. This is a need-based program offered through the federal government, so it is best suited for low-income individuals. The Federal Pell Grant can be extremely useful to finance study material cost and the tuition fees of university. Reward amounts may be as high as $5,000 per semester for those who qualify. Applications can be conducted online by completing the Free Application for Financial Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students should research application deadlines to ensure that funds are received for the upcoming semester as needed.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/FSEOG.jsp?tab=funding
This is another grant offered by the federal government. It is a need-based grant like Pell Grants, and it is designed to be used as a supplemental financing option in conjunction with Pell Grants. As with the previous two federal grants, interested candidates can complete the Free Application for Financial Student Aid to be considered for this program.

Private Foundations

Feminists for Life Pregnancy Assistance Fund
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/oah-initiatives/paf/home.html
The Feminists for Life (FFL) Pregnancy Assistance Fund provides grants from the US Department of Health and Human Services. Inspired by Feminists for Life’s Pregnancy Resource Forums, the first of four components provides grants to states in order to support pregnant and parenting students at institutions of higher education. Grants are awarded every three years. Administrators need to apply to the state for direct funding.

Women’s Opportunity Awards
http://www.soroptimist.org/awards/awards.html
Soroptomist International has the Women’s Opportunity Awards, which are given to women who serve as the primary head of their household. Depending on the woman’s financial need and the cost of tuition at her chosen school, this award could pay for a mom’s entire college education.

R.O.S.E. Scholarship
www.rosefund.org
The letters in the R.O.S.E. Scholarship stand for Regaining One’s Self Esteem, and the R.O.S.E. Scholarship is awarded to women who are survivors of domestic violence and abuse. This award gives financial assistance to survivors of abuse planning to attend any four-year college in the New England area. In order to be eligible for a R.O.S.E. Scholarship, women must have already attended one full year of undergraduate studies at a college in New England, and is interviewed by the scholarship committee to establish need. The R.O.S.E. fund does much more than pay scholarships; the fund also helps women pay for reconstructive surgery after incidences of abuse and even find work and lodging after leaving an abusive relationship. Though not aimed specifically at moms, many mothers qualify for financial aid money from the R.O.S.E. Foundation.

Jeanette Rankin Foundation
www.rankinfoundation.org
Jeannette Rankin Foundation hands out scholarships to women age 35 or older who show an interest in higher education. During that time, 500 plus women have earned awards to attend the college of their choice through Jeanette Rankin scholarships. These offers are for women pursuing a four-year degree. The Foundation hands out about 15 scholarships a year, with the amount of the award dependent on financial need. No, Jeanette Rankin Foundation scholarships are not targeted at moms, but if you’re a mom 35 or older, you qualify to apply for a scholarship from the Jeanette Rankin Foundation.

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
http://www.mmmf-grants.org/
The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund gives 20 scholarships each year to 20 women around the world who want to return to earn a college degree. The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund is sponsored and run by the World Bank, and awards educational grants to women from North America as well as some developing countries around the world. To earn these awards, a woman has to plan to pursue graduate studies that benefit women and children’s health worldwide. That means the main criteria is an essay and phone interview to establish a woman’s commitment to improving the lives of underprivileged women and children. These awards are worth $12,000 a year toward college costs, and are renewable for four years.

SWE Scholarship
www.swe.org
Women who are enrolled in a program focused on computer science, engineering or engineering technology may consider applying for an SWE scholarship. There are several different scholarships and grants awarded each summer to prospective students who are either sophomore, junior, senior, or grad students in an accredited program. The financial support options include endowed scholarships, corporate-sponsored scholarships, and grants.

Emerge Scholarship Program
www.emergescholarships.org
The Emerge Scholarship program has been helping women pay for a college education since 2001. The program is designed to help women who have already had significant real-life experiences such as stay-at-home mothers, women who are considering switching careers, those who graduated from high school years ago and did not have the opportunity to attend or finish college earlier in life, or who otherwise are non-traditional students. These scholarships are generally not awarded to those who already have received financial aid, and funds can only be applied toward tuition and fees rather than supplementing living-related expenses. (*Georgia residents only.)

Patsy Takemoto Mink Scholarship for Low-Income Women
www.patsyminkfoundation.org
This scholarship program was founded in 2003 by Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink. Throughout her career, Congresswoman Mink has worked to promote education and support resources available for low-income women and their children. Her foundation provides financial assistance to low-income women enrolled in a higher education program or a specialized training program. The number of awards and the amount of the awards will vary from year to year. In 2012, five scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each will be awarded.

Sister Thea Bowman Foundation
http://www.cermusa.francis.edu/sistertheabowmanfoundation/
The Sister Thea Bowman Foundation is an example of a group dedicated to a specific cause; providing funds for single African-American mothers to attend the College of St. Mary. That college, located in Omaha, Nebraska, works closely with the Sister Thea Bowman Foundation to hand out plenty of scholarships to young black single moms who want to better themselves. You can find similar organizations at colleges all over the country.

Scholarships For Moms
www.scholarships4moms.com
Scholarships for Moms is a scholarship program that is available to single or married women who are mothers or who are pregnant. Essentially, any college student or prospective college student who is a mother may apply. The program will award up to $10,000 in money to be used for higher education costs to the recipient of the scholarship. The scholarship application can also be completed online at the above website.

P.E.O. Sisterhood
www.peointernational.org
P.E. O. Sisterhood has been providing women with the financial assistance they need to attend college and improve their lives. Scholarships are mostly awarded to mothers. In addition to scholarships, the organization also helps mothers fund their college education through grants and loans. In total, this organization has provided over 77,000 women with financial assistance, and this assistance has totaled over $200 million dollars over the past 150 years.

Women’s Independence Scholarship Program (otherwise known as WISP)
www.wispinc.org
WISP is designed to help women obtain the money they need to attend college and earn a higher education degree. The program is suited for survivors of domestic abuse from an intimate partner such as a spouse or a boyfriend. The program prefers to award scholarship funds to those enrolled state community colleges, state colleges or universities, and technical or vocational schools. Those enrolled in other programs may also apply. The application for the WISP fund as well as more information about this program may be found online.

United Negro College Fund
www.uncf.org
The UNCF is designed to help African Americans, including mothers and expectant mothers of African American descent, obtain funds needed to attend college and work toward a higher education degree. Some scholarships are sponsored by specific corporations including Intel, Google, and others. More information about the different scholarship programs available can be found on the UNCF website at the UNCF website.

American Association of University Women
www.aauw.org
AAUW offers scholarships, grants, financial awards, and fellowship opportunities to women across the country. The organization aims to promote equal education for all women, so it is a great resource for funding higher education endeavors made by women with children or who are currently pregnant.

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund
www.talbots.com/scholarship
Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund is provided annually through Talbots Charitable Foundation. Only the first 1,000 applications are considered each year. Of these 1,000 applicants, five scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $10,000 and fifty scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. These scholarships are designed for non-traditional female students. Only applicants who graduated high school or earned a GED at least ten years prior to the application date are considered.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
www.hsf.net
The HSF awards up to $15,000 in free scholarships for Hispanics attending or who plan to attend, two or four year colleges and universities. The average award is $2,500 for those attending 4 year universities and $1,500 for two year community colleges.

Denny’s Single Parent Student Scholarship
http://www.dennyshungryforeducation.com/

Denny’s Single Parent Scholarship gives $ 500 to 1500 to single parent students. Applicants must be of Hispanic origin, have a 3.0 or above GPA and must demonstrate financial need.

Lifetime Adoption Foundation
They offer educational scholarships in deep appreciation to birthmothers who have chosen adoption for their children. They have enabled others to experience the joy of becoming parents and created futures, not only for those families, but also for their children, for a lifetime.

Counseling

Pregnancy Options

Pregnant? You are not alone. There are several pregnancy resource centers in your area. For confidential support and counseling to help you in your pregnancy decisions, please local a local pregnancy resource center.

Option Line
OptionLine provides free and confidential counseling as well as accurate information about pregnancy and pregnancy options. These centers support life-affirming choices, and they do not refer women to abortion providers. There are over 3,000 pregnancy resource centers across the country. Help is just around the corner. Find a pregnancy resource center near you at www.optionline.org. Call 800-712-HELP, or text HELPLINE to 313131 for assistance.

Real Alternatives
http://www.realalternatives.org/
1-888-LIFE-AID (1-888-543-3242)
Real Alternatives uses a network of 125+ pregnancy support centers, Catholic Charities, and maternity homes to provide free pregnancy support and parenting education services to women and families in Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Real Alternatives has over 500 caring and compassionate trained counselors providing support to women facing an unexpected pregnancy. Each site provides confidential and free pregnancy testing. On the Real Alternatives website, women can access services nearest to them by plugging in their zip code. Women can also find information on fetal development, hear baby’s heartbeat, and learn about what to do if someone is forcing them to have an abortion.
• Find a local counselor or pregnancy support center: http://www.realalternatives.org/pregnant/counselorservices.asp

Nurturing Networks
Nurturing Networks provide practical, life-saving services to women facing the crisis of an unplanned pregnancy, including education options to continue her pregnancy and the life of her unborn child without sacrificing her own hopes and dreams. Call 1-800-TNN-4MOM, or email Ann at ann@nurturingnetwork.org

Embrace Grace
Single and Pregnant? You are not alone! Get plugged into an Embrace Grace group in your local area. In the Embrace Grace program, you will make new friends in similar circumstances, receive a baby shower with NEW baby items, and be inspired and filled with hope by friends, leaders, and God. To find an Embrace Grace group near you, go to www.iEmbraceGrace.com or email info@iembracegrace.com

Abortion Pill Reversal

Many women who have taken the abortion pill experience regret. You are not alone. If you have changed your mind, there is help for you. Abortion Pill Reversal is a new medical procedure available to reverse the effects of the abortion pill and possibly save the life of your child. If you have taken the first dose of the abortion pill (RU-486 or Mifeprex®) and are now experiencing regret, it may not be too late. Reversal is most successful within 72 hours.

Call the 24-Hour Abortion Pill Reversal Helpline to speak to a medical professional: (877) 558-0333

Learn more about Abortion Pill Reversal at http://www.abortionpillreversal.com, or on our informational page: PregnantOnCampus.org/Abortion-Pill-Reversal/.

After Abortion Counseling

Women experience a variety of feelings after having an abortion. If you are feeling sad, confused, or angry, please know that you are not alone. There are many organizations and programs devoted to helping a post-abortive woman on her journey towards healing and hope. If you are a young man or family member who is feeling upset, there is help for you too. Please check out one of these organizations for support.

Abortion Recovery
http://www.abortionrecovery.org
info@abortionrecovery.org or (866)4MyRecovery (866-469-7326)
Abortion Recovery helps individuals and families overcome the emotional and psychological complications that are often experienced after an abortion. Recovery is often free, always confidential and is available to ANYONE affected by the loss of a child by abortion. Abortion Recovery gives you a sense of personal peace which heals internal brokenness, repairs relationships and brings back intimate friendships. Recovery gives a new beginning to life following an abortion. Call (866)469-7326, or text 949.378.5149.

Rachel’s Vineyard
www.rachelsvineyard.org
HOPE 4 ME (877-467-3463)
Rachel’s Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites around the world. They also offer a 15-week support group model for Rachel’s Vineyard. Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds an abortion experience, conflicting emotions both during and after the event may remain unresolved. These buried feelings can surface later and may be symptoms of post abortion trauma. The program is an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has affected you in the past and present, and helps to acknowledge any unresolved feelings.

Project Rachel
http://hopeafterabortion.com/
888-456-HOPE (4673)
Project Rachel operates as a network of healing composed of specially-trained caregivers which may include priests, deacons, sisters, lay staff and volunteers, mental health professionals, spiritual directors, mentors, chaplains and others, such as medical personnel. These individuals, often working as a team, provide direct care to women, men and adolescents who have been touched by an abortion loss, enabling them to grieve, receive forgiveness, and find peace. Although most dioceses use the name Project Rachel, some programs are named differently. In addition to individualized counseling, some programs include support groups and retreats. Project Rachel programs can be found in about 150 Catholic dioceses in the United States, as well as in dioceses in other countries. Call the nationwide toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) during regular business hours (Eastern Time Zone)

Sisters of Life
http://www.sistersoflife.org/hope-and-healing-after-abortion
The Sisters of Life affirm that there is hope and healing after abortion. For love and support after your abortion, please call the Sisters of Life toll free at (866)575-0075. You can also email the sisters at hopeandhealing@sistersoflife.org. The Sisters of Life offer after abortion healing programs, in addition to support, resources, and maternity housing for women in unplanned pregnancies.

Silent No More
http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/
Silent No More Awareness is a campaign whereby Christians make the public aware of the devastation abortion brings to women and men. The campaign seeks to expose and heal the secrecy and silence surrounding the emotional and physical pain of abortion. To learn more about healing programs in your area, please visit www.abortionforgiveness.com. To learn more about sharing your story, please visit www.abortiontestimony.com. For more information, please email mail@silentnomoreawareness.org.

Concepts of Truth
www.internationhelpline.org
1-866-482-LIFE (5433)
Concepts of Truth has phone consultants on staff 24/7 to offer support and resources for those who are post-abortive and/or in a crisis pregnancy.Concepts of Truth staff will help find local resources based on the client’s zip code. Clients are treated with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner. Clients will always receive honest and open answers. Our phone counseling is not intended as a substitute for professional counseling, medical or prenatal care. Professional counseling is provided on a sliding scale based on income and need but there is no charge for our phone counseling. All information is completely confidential. Please call 1-866-482-LIFE (5433), or visit online or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ConceptsofTruth).

Other Counseling Programs

We understand that each person’s needs are different. Maybe you are experiencing troubles beyond your pregnancy. If you need emotional help or an escape from a bad relationship, please know that there is help available for you!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Suicidal thoughts or feelings are sometimes experienced by women who have had an abortion. If this is happening to you, please get help immediately. We want you to know that there is hope for you, and that we care very much. For immediate intervention, contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800)-273-8255.

National Domestic Violence
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
National Domestic Violence provides anonymous and confidential help 24/7. Their website is http://www.thehotline.org/.

Other Places to Look for Help

Other Helpful Organizations

College Affordability Guide
“College on a Budget: Smart Tips for Saving Money”
http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/college-on-a-budget/
This helpful guide provides suggestions for cutting costs in 8 topics: Off-Campus Housing, Health Insurance, Medical Treatment, Child Care, Transportation, Food, Computers, Internet Service, and Textbooks.

HelpWithPayingBills.org
http://helpwithpayingbills.org/
HelpWithPayingBills.org is a site that helps low-income families with finding financial assistance programs. The directory lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, rent, and medical bills. This directory is organized by state and by popular cities.

Feminists for Life
http://www.feministsforlife.org/rkoas/
Feminists for Life’s issue of The American Feminist® magazine, “Raising Kids on a Shoestring,” is a holistic national guide filled with free and frugal resources, smart and creative solutions, and practical support that pregnant women, expectant fathers, and parents deserve. Great tool for advisors and counselors. See their new “Raising Kids on a Shoestring” website here: http://kidsonashoestring.com

Center for Online Education
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/
Email: contact@onlinecolleges.net
Phone: 202-367-9383
Address: PO Box 52755, Houston, TX 77052
Online college courses allow for more flexibility in the pursuit of your education. We are an independent organization providing students the resources they need to succeed in an online college. Our expertise helps students find affordable, quality academic programs that prepare them for a successful and rewarding career. Explore available programs (both undergraduate and graduate) in your state. Compare tuition and contact the programs that you are interested in.

Sally’s Lambs
www.Sallyslambs.org
Their mission is to encourage and support birth moms facing unplanned pregnancies. By working with established pregnancy care centers, adoption agencies and with birth mothers directly, Sally’s Lambs® will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of birth mothers.

Stand Up Girl
www.standupgirl.com
Founded in 2000, this website now reaches nearly 200,000 young people each month – over 2 million girls each year. In addition, the popular Forum, Blog and Chat Room features connect young women from all over the world who share their stories of hope and courage. The most important component of the website is the real-life stories of girls facing their own crisis pregnancies and how the StandUpGirl.com team provides personal and individual guidance and concern to help them make a choice that both they and their baby can live with.

Transportation

Free Charity Cars
http://www.freecharitycars.org
Apply for a car: http://www.freecharitycars.org/how-it-works
Contact: http://www.freecharitycars.org/contact-us
Established in 1996, The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, www.800CharityCars.org (DBA: Free Charity Cars), is a 501(C) (3) non-profit charity with its stated mission “To engage in activities that will uplift humanity”. The organization’s main focus is to provide free donated vehicles to struggling families to assist them in their transition from dependency to self-sufficiency.

State Programs

State Assistance Programs

The following is a listing of agencies that handle that state’s higher education programs and projects. Through these agencies, you may find information on the “state’s education programs, colleges and universities, financial aid assistance programs, grants, scholarships, continuing education programs, and career opportunities.” This information was retrieved directly from the U.S. Department of Education via the webpage http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/org_list_by_territory.cfm?territory_cd=AA

Alabama
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
P.O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000
Phone: (334) 242-1998
Toll-Free: (800) 960-7773
Toll-Free Restrictions: AL Residents Only
Fax: (334) 242-0268
Email: deborah.nettles@ache.alabama.gov or tim.vick@ache.alabama.gov
Website: http://www.ache.alabama.gov
Learn more about Student Assistance programs: http://www.ache.alabama.gov/Content/Departments/StudentAsst/StudentAsst.aspx

Alaska
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
Phone: (907) 465-2962
Toll-Free: (800) 441-2962
Fax: (907) 465-5316
TTY: (907) 465-3143
Email: customer_service@acpe.state.ak.us
Website: http://alaskadvantage.state.ak.us/

Arizona
Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education
Suite 650
2020 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4503
Phone: (602) 258-2435
Fax: (602) 258-2483
Email: jsloan@azhighered.gov or acpe@azhighered.gov
Website: http://www.azhighered.gov/home.aspx

Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Five Main Place Building
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201-3818
Phone: (501) 371-2000
Fax: (501) 371-2001
Email: Rick.Jenkins@adhe.edu or ADHE_Info@adhe.edu
Website: http://www.adhe.edu

California
California Student Aid Commission
P.O. Box 419027
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9027
Phone: (916) 526-7590
Toll-Free: (888) 224-7268
Fax: (916) 526-8004
Email: studentsupport@csac.ca.gov
Website: http://www.csac.ca.gov/

Colorado
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Suite 1600
1560 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 866-2723
Fax: (303) 866-4266
Email: executivedirector@dhe.state.co.us
Website: http://highered.colorado.gov/

Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Higher Education
39 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326
Phone: (860) 493-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 842-0229
Fax: (860) 947-1310
Email: lnegro@ctdhe.org or meotti@ctdhe.org
Website: http://www.ctdhe.org/

Delaware
Delaware Higher Education Commission
The Townsend Building
401 Federal St, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 735-4120
Toll-Free: (800) 292-7935
Fax: (302) 739-5894
Email: dheo@doe.k12.de.us
Website: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/dhec/

District of Columbia
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (District of Columbia)
State Board of Education
441 Fourth Street, NW
Suite 350 North
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-6436
Toll-Free: (877) 485-6751
Fax: (202) 727-2834
TTY: (202) 727-1675
Email: osse@dc.gov or sboe@dc.gov
Website: http://osse.dc.gov

Florida
Office of Student Financial Assistance (Florida)
State Department of Education
Suite 70
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32303-4759
Phone: (850) 410-5180
Toll-Free: (888) 827-2004
Toll-Free Restrictions: FL residents only
Fax: (850) 487-1809
Email: Theresa.Antworth@fldoe.org or osfa@fldoe.org
Website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/osfahomepg.htm

Georgia
Georgia Student Finance Commission
Loan Services
2082 East Exchange Place
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 724-9000
Toll-Free: (800) 505-4732
Fax: (770) 724-9089
Email: gsfcinfo@gsfc.org or monetr@gsfc.org
Website: http://www.gsfc.org/

Hawaii
State Postsecondary Education Commission (Hawaii)
Office of the Board of Regents
Room 209
2444 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2302
Phone: (808) 956-8213
Fax: (808) 956-5158
Email: bor@hawaii.edu or ppang@hawaii.edu
Website: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/bor/

Idaho
Idaho State Board of Education
P.O. Box 83720
650 West State Street
Boise, ID 83720-0037
Phone: (208) 334-2270
Fax: (208) 334-2632
Email: board@osbe.idaho.gov or tracie.bent@osbe.idaho.gov
Website: http://www.boardofed.idaho.gov/

Illinois
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
1755 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
Phone: (847) 948-8500
Toll-Free: (800) 899-4722
Fax: (847) 831-8549
TTY: (847) 831-8326
Email: collegezone@isac.org or jeckley@isac.org
Website: http://www.collegezone.com/

Indiana
Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Suite 550
101 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
Phone: (317) 464-4400
Fax: (317) 464-4410
Email: tlubbers@che.in.gov
Website: http://www.che.in.gov/

State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
Suite 500
150 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2811
Phone: (317) 232-2350
Toll-Free: (888) 528-4719
Toll-Free Restrictions: IN residents only
Fax: (317) 232-3260
Email: grants@ssaci.state.in.us
Website: http://www.ssaci.in.gov/

Iowa
Iowa College Student Aid Commission
603 E. 12th Street, FL 5th
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 725-3400
Toll-Free: (800) 383-4222
Toll-Free Restrictions: IA residents only
Fax: (515) 725-3401
Email: info@iowacollegeaid.org or keith.greiner@iowa.gov
Website: http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/

Kansas
Kansas Board of Regents
Curtis State Office Building
Suite 520
1000 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1368
Phone: (785) 296-3421
Fax: (785) 296-0983
Email: cbollig@ksbor.org or atompkins@ksbor.org
Website: http://www.kansasregents.org/academic_affairs_adult_education

Kentucky
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 798
Frankfort, KY 40602-0798
Phone: (502) 696-7200
Toll-Free: (800) 928-8926
Fax: (502) 696-7496
TTY: (800) 855-2880
Email: studentaid@kheaa.com
Website: http://www.kheaa.com/

Louisiana
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance
P.O. Box 91202
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202
Phone: (225) 922-1012
Toll-Free: (800) 259-5626 x1012
Fax: (225) 922-0790
Email: custserv@osfa.la.gov
Website: http://www.osfa.la.gov

Maine
Finance Authority of Maine
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
Phone: (207) 623-3263
Toll-Free: (800) 228-3734
Fax: (207) 623-0095
TTY: (207) 626-2717
Email: education@famemaine.com
Website: http://www.famemaine.com/

Maryland
Maryland Higher Education Commission
6. N. Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-3301
Toll-Free: (800) 974-0203
Toll-Free Restrictions: MD residents only
Fax: (410) 260-3200
TTY: (800) 735-2258
Email: dhoward@mhec.state.md.us
Website: http://www.mhec.state.md.us/

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Room 1401
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-1696
Phone: (617) 994-6950
Fax: (617) 727-6397
Email: cmccurdy@osfa.mass.edu or eavery@bhe.mass.edu
Website: http://www.mass.edu/

TERI College Planning Center
c/o Boston Public Library
700 Boylston Street, Concourse Level
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 536-0200
Toll-Free: (877) 332-4348
Toll-Free Restrictions: MA residents only
Fax: (617) 536-4737
Email: horton@teri.org or harge@teri.org
Website: http://www.tericollegeplanning.org/

Michigan
Student Financial Services Bureau
P.O. Box 30047
430 W. Allegan, 3rd Fl.
Lansing, MI 48909-7547
Toll-Free: (800) 642-5626 x37054
Fax: 517-241-0155
Email: sfs@michigan.gov or kiefern@michigan.gov
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/studentaid

Minnesota
Minnesota Office of Higher Education
Suite 350
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227
Phone: (651) 642-0567
Toll-Free: (800) 657-3866
Fax: (651) 642-0675
TTY: (800) 627-3529
Email: larry.pogemiller@state.mn.us or chris.hendrickson@state.mn.us
Website: http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/

Mississippi
Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Phone: (601) 432-6623
Toll-Free: (800) 327-2980
Toll-Free Restrictions: MS residents only
Fax: (601) 432-6972
Email: commissioner@ihl.state.ms.us or hbounds@ihl.state.ms.us
Website: http://www.ihl.state.ms.us/

Missouri
Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 751-2361
Toll-Free: (800) 473-6757
Fax: (573) 751-6635
TTY: (800) 735-2966
Email: info@dhe.mo.gov
Website: http://www.dhe.mo.gov/

Montana
Montana University System
2500 Broadway
P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201
Phone: (406) 444-0374
Fax: (406) 444-1469
Email: lybrown@montana.edu or sstearns@montana.edu
Website: http://www.mus.edu/

Nebraska
Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (Nebraska)
Suite 300
140 North Eighth Street
P.O. Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005
Phone: (402) 471-2847
Fax: (402) 471-2886
Email: jason.keese@nebraska.gov
Website: http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/CCPE/Default.asp

Nevada
Nevada System of Higher Education
4300 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone: (702) 889-8426
2601 Enterprise Rd
Reno, NV 89512
Phone: (775) 784-4901
Contact Information: http://system.nevada.edu/Nshe/index.cfm/contact-us/
Website: http://system.nevada.edu/Nshe/

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission
101 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301-3860
Phone: (603) 271-2555
Fax: (603) 271-2696
TTY: (800) 735-2964
Email: pedes@pec.state.nh.us
Website: http://www.state.nh.us/postsecondary/

New Jersey
Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (New Jersey)
P.O. Box 540
Four Quakerbridge Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-0540
Phone: (609) 588-3226
Toll-Free: (800) 792-8670
Fax: (609) 588-7389
TTY: (609) 588-2526
Email: clientservices@hesaa.org or amaglione@hesaa.org
Website: http://www.hesaa.org/

New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
20 West State Street
P.O. Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625-0542
Phone: (609) 292-4310
Fax: (609) 292-7225
Email: marlene.lebak@che.state.nj.us
Website: http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/index.htm

New Mexico
New Mexico Higher Education Department
1068 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505-1650
Phone: (505) 827-5800
Toll-Free: (800) 279-9777
Fax: (505) 476-8453
TTY: (800) 659-8331
Email: highered@state.nm.us or carlottam.abeyta@state.nm.us
Website: http://hed.state.nm.us/

New York
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation
99 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12255
Phone: (518) 473-1574
Toll-Free: (888) 697-4372
Fax: (518) 474-2839
TTY: (800) 445-5234
Email: webmail@hesc.org or rkermani@hesc.org
Website: http://www.hesc.org/

North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 13663
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3663
Phone: (919) 549-8614
Toll-Free Restrictions: NC residents only
Fax: (919) 549-8481
Email: information@ncseaa.edu
Website: http://www.cfnc.org/

North Dakota
University System (North Dakota)
State Student Financial Assistance Program
Department 215
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0230
Phone: (701) 224-2541
Fax: (701) 328-2961
Email: robin.putnam@ndus.edu
Website: http://www.ndus.edu/

Ohio
Ohio Board of Regents
University System of Ohio
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-6000
Toll-Free: (888) 833-1133
Fax: (614) 752-5903
Email: hotline@regents.state.oh.us
Website: http://www.ohiohighered.org/able

Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Suite 200
655 Research Parkway
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 225-9100
Toll-Free: (800) 858-1840
Fax: (405) 225-9230
Email: communicationsdepartment@osrhe.edu or chancellorjohnson@osrhe.edu
Website: http://www.okhighered.org/

Oregon
Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Suite 100
1500 Valley River Drive
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 687-7400
Toll-Free: (800) 452-8807
Fax: (541) 687-7414
Email: public_information@mercury.osac.state.or.us
Website: http://www.osac.state.or.us/

Oregon University System
P.O. Box 3175
Eugene, OR 97403-0175
Phone: (541) 346-5700
Fax: (541) 346-5764
TTY: (541) 346-5741
Email: maggie_bice@ous.edu or melanie_bennett@ous.edu
Website: http://www.ous.edu/

Pennsylvania
Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education (Pennsylvania)
State Department of Education
12th Floor
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: (717) 787-5041
Fax: (717) 772-3622
TTY: (717) 783-8445
Email: jhans@pa.gov
Website: http://www.pde.state.pa.us

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
1200 North Seventh Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102-1444
Phone: (717) 720-2800
Toll-Free: (800) 692-7392
Toll-Free Restrictions: PA residents only
Fax: (717) 720-3914
TTY: (800) 654-5988
Email: granthelp@pheaa.org or loanhelp@pheaa.org
Website: http://www.pheaa.org/

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority
Suite 100
560 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 02886-1304
Phone: (401) 736-1100
Toll-Free: (800) 922-9855
Fax: (401) 732-3541
TTY: (401) 734-9481
Email: info@riheaa.org
Website: http://www.riheaa.org/

Rhode Island Office of Higher Education
The Hazard Building
74 West Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-9300
Fax: (401) 462-9345
TTY: (401) 462-9331
Email: ribghe@ribghe.org or amessier@ribghe.org
Website: http://www.ribghe.org/

South Carolina
South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
Suite 200
1333 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-2260
Toll-Free: (877) 349-7183
Fax: (803) 737-2297
Email: cbrown@che.sc.gov or frontdesk@che.sc.gov
Website: http://www.che.sc.gov/

South Dakota
South Dakota Board of Regents
Suite 200
306 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2545
Phone: (605) 773-3455
Fax: (605) 773-5320
Email: info@sdbor.edu
Website: http://www.sdbor.edu/

Tennessee
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Parkway Towers
Suite 1900
404 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0830
Phone: (615) 741-3605
Fax: (615) 741-6230
Email: lovella.carter@tn.gov
Website: http://www.state.tn.us/thec/

Texas
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78711-2788
Phone: (512) 427-6101
Toll-Free: (800) 242-3062
Toll-Free Restrictions: Outside Austin Metro Area
Fax: (512) 427-6127
Email: TXFinAidInfo@tgslc.org or grantinfo@thecb.state.tx.us
Website: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/

Utah
Utah System of Higher Education
State Board of Regents
60 South 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1284
Phone: (801) 321-7103
Fax: (801) 321-7156
Email: jcottrell@utahsbr.edu
Website: http://www.utahsbr.edu/

Vermont
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
10 East Allen Street
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
Phone: (802) 655-9602
Toll-Free: (800) 642-3177
Fax: (802) 654-3765
TTY: (800) 281-3341
Email: info@vsac.org
Website: http://www.vsac.org/

Virginia
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
James Monroe Building
Ninth Floor
101 North 14th Street 10th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 225-2600
Fax: (804) 225-2604
Email: KirstenNelson@schev.edu
Website: http://www.schev.edu/

Washington
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 43430
917 Lakeridge Way
Olympia, WA 98504-3430
Phone: (360) 753-7800
Fax: (360) 753-7808
Email: info@hecb.wa.gov or belmav@hecb.wa.gov
Website: http://www.hecb.wa.gov/

West Virginia
West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard East
Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 558-2101
Fax: (304) 558-1011
Email: canderson@hepc.wvnet.edu
Website: http://www.hepc.wvnet.edu

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board
Suite 902
131 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: (608) 267-2206
Fax: (608) 267-2808
Email: cassie.weisensel@wisconsin.gov or heabmail@wisconsin.gov
Website: http://www.heab.state.wi.us/

Wyoming
Wyoming Community College Commission
Eighth Floor
2020 Carey Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7144
Fax: (307) 777-6567
Email: jrose@commission.wcc.edu
Website: http://www.commission.wcc.edu/

Territories
American Samoa
Board of Higher Education (American Samoa)
American Samoa Community College
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: (684) 699-9155
Fax: (684) 699-6259
Email: staufua@hotmail.com or info@amsamoa.edu
Website: http://www.amsamoa.edu/

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Marianas Department of Education
CNMI Public School System
Saipan, MP 96950-1250
Phone: (670) 237-3027
Fax: (670) 234-1270
Email: boe.admin@cnmipss.org or valerie.malwelbug@cnmipss.org
Website: http://www.cnmipss.org

Federated States of Micronesia
No records found.

Guam
No records found.

Puerto Rico
Council on Education of Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 19900
Ave. Ponce de Leon 268
Edificio Hato Rey Center Piso 15
Hato Rey, PR 00918
Phone: (787) 641-7100
Fax: (787) 641-2573
Email: mi_wiscovich@ces.gobierno.pr or vi_abreu@ces.gobierno.pr
Website: http://www.ce.pr.gov

Republic of Palau
No records found.

Republic of the Marshall Islands
Scholarship Grant and Loan Board (Republic of the Marshall Islands)
P.O. Box 1436
Majuro, MH 96960
Phone: (692) 625-5770
Fax: (692) 625-7325
Email: misglb@ntamar.net
Website: http://www.rmischolarship.net/

Virgin Islands
Virgin Islands Department of Education
Charlotte Amalie
1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: (340) 774-2810
Fax: (340) 779-7153
Email: lterry@doe.vi
Website: http://www.doe.vi/

State-Specific Scholarships

Here is a list of some scholarships that are available for pregnant or parenting students. To learn about other scholarship opportunities, contact the financial aid office (or business office) at your local college or university, and ask about any scholarships for single parents. Go online to search for more scholarship offers for pregnant students and single parents.

Alaska
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Arizona
Arizona Single Parent Scholarship

Arkansas
Altrusa International of Fayetteville Single Parent Scholarship ($1,500)
Arkansas Higher Education
Benton County Single Parent Scholarship Fund
Boone Counte Single Parent Scholarship
Single Parent Scholarships (Polk, Scott, and Montgomery Counties)

California
American River College Single Parent Scholarships ($500-1,000)
California Student Aid Commission
Capture the Dream, Inc. $1,000 Single Parent Scholarship (Bay Area)
Citrus College Single Parent Scholarships ($250-$500)
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) Program
Cuesta College Alice Thompson Scholarship ($500)
Ford Opportunity Program
San Joaquin Delta College Single Parent Scholarships
Santa Ana College Ashraf Kashi Memorial Scholarship ($250)

Colorado
University of Northern Colorado Assistance League of Greeley Single Parent Scholarship

Florida
Florida Department of Education
George Snow Scholarship Fund Scholarship for Single Parents
South College of Florida Wayne Gulbrandsen Single Parent Scholarship ($400)

Hawaii
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Illinois
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Illinois College of DuPage Foundation Single Parent Scholarship

Indiana
Indiana Education & Training

Iowa
Kirkwood Community College Scholarships for Single Parents

Kansas
Emporia State University Single Parents With Children Scholarship
Johnson County Community College Ben and Evadeen Craig Scholarship

Kentucky
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority

Louisiana
Louisiana Department of Education

Massachusetts
Mount Wachusett Community College Millie McGuire Foundation

Maryland
Maryland Higher Education Commission

Michigan
Northwestern Michigan College Scholarships and Awards ($500+)

Minnesota
Alexandria Technical and Community College Single Parent Scholarships ($200)
Minnesota State University Coplan Donohue Single Parent Scholarship
Minnesota State (Mankato) Mary Jane Young Undergraduate Scholarship for Re-Entry Women ($1,000)

Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi Ashley Dawn Williamson Memorial Scholarship

Missouri
Jefferson College Adult Re-Entry Scholarship (Full Tuition)
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Saint Louis University Pregnant and Parenting Scholarship

New Hampshire
Teachers for New Hampshire
Antioch University Cap and Gown Book Scholarship ($400)

New Mexico
New Mexico State University
University of New Mexico Sabrina Single Parent Scholarship

North Carolina
Assistance League of the Triangle Scholarship Program -Scholarship for Working Single Mothers (Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties)

Oregon
Eastern Oregon University Single Parent Scholarships
Oregon Student Assistance Commission Better a Life ($500-10,000)
Ford Opportunity Program

Texas
College for All Texans
Texas A&M Pregnant and Parenting Scholarship
University of Houston (Victoria) Single Parent Scholarships ($300-$1,000)

Utah
Utah Valley University CPCD/Turning Point Scholarship (1/2 tuition)

Virginia
Bennie J. Barron Single Parent Memorial Scholarship ($500, Fairfax County)

Washington
Washington Higher Education

Wisconsin
The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Single Parent Scholarships ($500-$2,000)
University of Wisconsin (Oshkosh) Agnes Drexler Kujawa Memorial Scholarship for Single Mothers (up to $1,000)
Wisconsin Department of Public Education

Wyoming
Casper College Bill Schropfer Scholarship